Crestwood Blog

Stephanie McColly

How Long Does it Take to Implement an ERP System?

The words ‘ERP implementation’ can give even the most experienced IT leaders, CEOs and CFOs a headache, as they consider the variables to balance: budget, training, testing, leaving old ways behind and, above all, time. This is a major undertaking and often involves a degree of change management.  Many people in your business will be … Read more

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wholesale distribution
Stephanie McColly

Wholesale Distribution ERP: Five Essential Applications

In a competitive and unpredictable market, wholesale distributors must ensure their ERP systems can handle complex demands. B2B products and services are expected to meet shrinking delivery timeframes thanks to automated supply chains. It should come as no surprise that changes in distribution and supply chain models are happening industry-wide. Customer expectations are influenced by … Read more

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Stephanie McColly

Demand Forecasting is Changing. Can Your ERP System Keep Up?

Demand forecasting is the process of making future estimations in relation to customer demand over a specific period. Generally, demand forecasting will consider historical data and other analytical information generated through machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to produce accurate predictions. The right ERP system gathers data through these applications and generates precise demand … Read more

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business intelligence
Stephanie McColly

Our ERP System’s Superhero: Business Intelligence

We know the power of ERP systems is multifaceted, providing your business with greater efficiency because your people are seamlessly connected and automation of essential functions. Business Intelligence (BI) propels this a step further when integrated with your ERP, providing real-time data analysis and insights. As your ERP works hard to tie together business processes … Read more

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Explore Solutions
Wendy

End of Life TIBCO Scribe Insight  

It’s Time to Explore Alternative Solutions  In June 2021, TIBCO announced that Scribe support is ending November 2022 and Crestwood wants to make sure you’re prepared for the change that’s coming soon.  This retirement will apply to all product components, including:  TIBCO Scribe Insight Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics AX  TIBCO Scribe Insight Adapter for Microsoft … Read more

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Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs
Lauren

Crestwood Associates Named to Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARS for the Tenth Consecutive Year

Schaumburg, IL – June 20th, 2022 Crestwood Associates LLC has been named to Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2022.  The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software. “We want to congratulate this year’s class of Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs,” … Read more

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Stephanie McColly

Your Customers Are Telling You Exactly What They Want. Are You Listening?

Technological advances in ERP and CRM systems have nearly eliminated guesswork and provided unprecedented muscle to operations. But one thing technology can’t do is read customers’ minds. The good news, though, is that if you know where to look, there’s no magic needed. You can use voice of the customer (VoC) analytics within the right … Read more

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Stephanie McColly

3 Product Distribution Processes You Should Be Automating

Since 2020, product distribution companies have faced rolling waves of worker shortages and supply chain disruptions, all amid a global economy that can best be described in one word: unpredictable.  It should come as no surprise, then, that product distribution companies would increasingly look to ERP capabilities such as process automation to bridge gaps and … Read more

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Audit in code
Joe

How to Leverage Acumatica’s Auditing in Code

Auditing Feature Summary Let’s start with a refresher on what Auditing is in Acumatica and how to set it up.  Acumatica’s ERP allows a user to track changes made to almost any Acumatica field. Let’s say you want to track whenever a credit line value is changed for a customer and when the Address Line … Read more

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data using ERP system
Jason

Stop Running Financial Reports. Let Your ERP System Show You Data.

Financial management software provides businesses with a full array of accounting functions to record daily financial operations and generate quarterly and annual financial statements. It also provides tools for reporting, analysis, budgeting and planning. But do you really want reams of reports? No. What you really want is data. The right ERP system pulls everything … Read more

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New Commerce Experience Pricing
Lauren

The New Commerce Experience: Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Licensing Changes

Microsoft recently announced a change in how you can purchase and manage licenses through your Crestwood Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program. This change will impact the way you purchase Microsoft 365 licenses but fear not, Microsoft has launched the New Commerce Experience intending to reduce complexity and provide cost savings for long term commitments, while … Read more

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Acumatica Vendor Locations
Cherry

Acumatica: Vendor Location Overrides

Many of our Acumatica clients have vendors with multiple locations and some of them require all billings to be sent to the individual location or you might run into other vendors that have different account managers who need to be contacted. This document will show you how to accommodate these vendor scenarios by customizing the … Read more

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Accounts Payable Strategy
Juliet

Vendor Payment Process in Business Central

First, we’ll take a look at how to generate an aging report so we can see which invoices are outstanding and what their due dates are, and then we’ll look at how to actually complete the payment process to print and post checks for those invoices using the Suggest Vendor Payments screen.    Viewing Outstanding Invoices  The first step … Read more

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Dynamics GP Federal Tax Table
Mary

Dynamics GP 2022 US Federal Tax Tables

Update – Microsoft has republished the Round 1 (12/16/2021) Dynamics GP updates with the new State and Federal tax table changes. Download the update here. This new update is still dated December 16, 2021 but includes the following items: Changes in January Round 1 update ICA Social Security Limit $147,000 Federal tax tables added 12/30/2021 … Read more

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General Journal Views in Dynamics 365 Business Central
Juliet

General Journal Views in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central strives to make accessing information as simple as possible. Business Central offers several different methods for viewing financial data within your system. This includes super-powered intuitive reporting, but also just setting up your day-to-day views to maximize efficiency. This is the first in a series of three blogs designed to … Read more

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Dynamics GP All-in-one view
Lauren

Dynamics GP All-in-One View

In 2015, Microsoft introduced the All-in-One View for Dynamics GP. The All-in-One View is a feature that allows users to easily view and track the complete transaction cycle for an entry (or group of related entries). It is available in the Purchasing, Sales, and Inventory modules. Sales All-in-One View View related sales documents in one … Read more

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Lauren

Are You Attending Acumatica Summit?

COLLABORATE, INNOVATE, ACCELERATE Connect with customers, partners, industry analysts, and Acumatica executives. Acumatica Summit is the perfect excuse to get away and stay at a luxurious resort in sunny Las Vegas.  Not only do you get to enjoy everything the Wynn Las Vegas has to offer, from fine dining, casinos, golf club, spa, and shopping, … Read more

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